A concert with Addys Mercedes is a journey between moon and sun, yesterday and today, depth and ease. The great voice liberates the music of her homeland from antiquated clichés of thick cigars, singing grandpas and ladies of easy virtue and takes us into a world of exuberant cheerfulness and deep melancholy – here at the interview in Havana and at the beginning of the new year on her Germany tour from 7 January to 17 June 2017.
All tour dates:www.addysmercedes.com
"Only few people have heard and talked about the sound that the heart of every volcano emits. In every single lava stone and basalts we find on volcano summits and flanks there is a fragment of our history of Earth and Mankind. We have to tell this in a different way to internet users who can participate on the web in our initiative which is unique in its kind." -- VFF Marenostrum e. V.
A Tascam DR-60DMKII is currently being used to help create scientific documentaries of active volcanoes. The VFF Research Institute Marenostrum e.V., registered in Austria, started their research project in 2014 and decided to use a Tascam DR-60DMKII to archive the sounds of those volcanoes and publish the results to the world. First recordings have been made at the Stromboli in Italy. The project is planned to be completed by 2018.
The World of Volcanoes
Two US-16x08 interfaces have been introduced into the home studio of Masayuki Muraishi, a leading drummer in Japan. His studio is used for pre-production and recording of artists he produces. Mr. Muraishi also teaches drums in the studio and is working on a recording curriculum for his students. The US-16x08s were introduced to meet a demand for drum recording in the studio.
US-16x08 Application Example: Hirotaka Mori Live Recording
Three Tascam US-16x08 were used together with Tascam X-48MKII and Tascam DR-44WL on the multitrack recording of the “Masayuki Muraishi meets Hirotaka Mori ‘LIVE ON PLANET EARTH’” DVD, which features the work of the widely popular singer-songwriter Hirotaka Mori.
On the day of the event, a monitor console was not used, so the monitor console lines were directly connected to three US-16x08 used in mic-pre mode. The X-48MKII had the IF-AN24X analogue expansion card installed, and its connection to the US-16x08 was made using three XLR/D-Sub multi-conductor cables. In order to utilize all the inputs used on the stage, a 24-channel recording was done.
The DR-44WL was used to record the ambient sound of the venue as a whole, and was placed at the front-of-house mix position. A boom stand was installed in the PA booth, and the DR-44WL was remote-controlled via Wi-Fi with level-monitoring active.
The post-recording mixing and mastering were both done using Sonar Platinum, using only the standard plug-ins and functions of Sonar Platinum. The mix recall function of Sonar Platinum was used, and distinct mixing was done for each song within this project. For effects, extensive use was made of the Sonar ProChannel effects features.
Note: Since this was a multi-angle DVD, the video data volume was large, and the audio was recorded in a compressed state.
- TASCAM US-16x08
- TASCAM X-48MK2
- TASCAM DR-44WL
- TEAC AV-P250LUV
- SONAR Platinum Software
Recording Venue: SHIMOKITAZAWA GARDEN
About Hirotaka Mori
Born March 9, 1976, Hirotaka Mori is a singer songwriter originally from Kagoshima Prefecture. He made his major debut with Warner Music Japan in October 2001. While there, he released six works – including the single “Zero Chiten” and the album “Coexisting Concepts.” Subsequently, he shifted to indies, releasing the album “planetblue” in 2009 and the album “Ii’n desu” in 2013. He is also actively involved in producing, arranging, and distributing music under the name Coa.
Recording Source: Masayuki Muraishi meets Hirotaka Mori “LIVE ON PLANET EARTH” Multi-angle Live DVD
Csaba Toth Bagi, Production Manager: “They work great! They are very practical too. We’re recording all of the shows now with two lines and the two built-in mics!“
Dirk Schulz, Mando Diao FOH engineer: “As the band asked me for a live Autotune effect, the TA-1VP was instantly my first choice to go for. The open and transparent sound is very convincing and without a loss of quality comparing to the main vocal signal.“